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The Electricity Supply (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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This Order makes miscellaneous amendments to the Electricity Supply (Northern Ireland) Order 1972. The main amendments are—

(a)to rename the Northern Ireland Electricity Service as Northern Ireland Electricity;

(b)to facilitate the generation of electricity by persons other than Northern Ireland Electricity;

(c)to extend the functions and borrowing powers of Northern Ireland Electricity;

(d)to require Northern Ireland Electricity to adopt and support schemes for use of heat produced from the generation of electricity;

(e)to extend the purpose for which the Department of Economic Development may compulsorily acquire land;

(f)to make new provision with respect to powers of entry;

(g)to require notice of construction of private generating stations to be given to Northern Ireland Electricity;

(h)to enable Northern Ireland Electricity to require a person to remedy any electric line made unsafe by his action; and

(i)to increase the time within which prosecutions for certain offences can be brought.

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